(Mis)adventures of converting a stone barn to a dwelling

home automation

Sensing the rain

One of the ideas Ive had has been to have lots of sensors feeding data automatically into the “smart home” setup.¬†One of those data’s I wanted was the weather, so first step we bought this Kemo Rain sensor on ebay. It requires +12v @125mA so we’ve fed it with the 12v poe connector already at …Continue reading


Home Automation

Now we have a real mains supply I can concentrate on automating various electrics. Im a long term electrical tinkerer, and have done professional network installs in datacentres in my past and work every day with unix and networks so I’m no stranger to cabling and computers. First we had to have certain elements to …Continue reading

The gamesroom evolves

Time to get on with my projector room. I tiled this space invader alien into the floor pattern, everywhere else got boring beige tiles but I could play in here it being “my” room Got my old Barco CRT projector installed on the celing And some other toys, the space invader cabinet in the foreground, …Continue reading

Framing the inside

We decided to use metal framework for fixing the plasterboard to, because its quick, efficient and doesn’t have rot issues. While the wall was exposed, we ran in the wiring for first fix electricals, and this spur with data to each window to incorporate blind automation at one point. Then we filled the space behind …Continue reading

Welcome to my house project blog

Hi, Welcome to the blog of my house project, the first sections will be written retrospectively (ie they have already happened), but works are not finished, so newer entries should be recent events. Ive dated the posts with the date on my digital photos of the events so they should be nearly accurate to chronological …Continue reading